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Beach Cleaners

2019-05-17 E-Edition

A “Great Loss” for B116 ST

Empty storefronts looming as MTA plans mass shutdowns

Beach Cleaners is one of several store properties that risks months— if not years— of remaining unoccupied if the MTA gets its way. The dry cleaning staple— owned and operated by Daniel Chan Park and his wife Rachel—has been served with a noticed from the state agency that his current month-to-month lease will be effectively terminated as of May 31 […]

DeBlasio Takes Victory Lap


Widespread agony and bitterness over last year’s beach closings are nothing more than a distant memory—at least for now. A concerted effort on the part of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and city government to fast track the delivery of sand to Rockaway’s eroding beaches was cause for celebration during a May 14 press conference on the boardwalk […]

TMLA’s Mariel Wins 12 Awards for Journalism

TMLA student newspaper Mariel took home a total 12 awards including the big win for General Excellence at The Tablet’s annual High School Press Awards ceremony on May 10. The Awards ceremony honored some of the outstanding journalism in school newspapers from five local high schools. In addition to the General Excellence award, TMLA won awards for Best Front Page: […]

Women’s Industrial Service League’s Scholarship & Awards Luncheon

Women’s Industrial Service League, Inc. (WISL) will sponsor its Annual Scholarship and Awards Luncheon at Antun’s where three senior citizens and three senior high school graduating students will be honored for outstanding community service. The theme of the luncheon, “Empowered by the Hull Legacy,” is dedicated to the memory of WISL’s founder, Eleanor B. Hull. The community, including religious and […]

Jamaica Bay Rising

Sunset Cove and marsh renovations featured at Jamaica Bay Ecowatchers meeting

Introduced as “the biggest shoreline restoration project underway in Jamaica Bay,” Broad Channel civic leader Dan Mundy Jr. updated local environmentalists on the final steps going into the completion of Sunset Cove. Formerly known as Schmitt’s Marina, the 12-acre saltwater marsh and coastal upland construction project was one of the primary topics discussed at the May 9 Jamaica Bay Ecowatchers […]

Drones Help Keep the Lights On

PSEG LI, ULC Robotics showed QIRT students exactly how they do so

Drones can be fun toys, but they are also versatile tools that are drastically reducing the time it takes PSEG Long Island to inspect its electric infrastructure. Officials from PSEG Long Island and ULC Robotics, the Long Island-based company that builds and operates the drones, delivered this lesson on Wednesday to a class of science-minded students at the Queens High […]

The Pride Of Breezy Point

Breezy Point resident Ensign Owen Esposito, son of Robert and Denise Esposito, was commissioned as a Navy pilot on May 3 after attending Georgia Tech in the Navy ROTC Unit. He graduated from Georgia Tech on May 4, and achieved Highest Honors with a Bachelor’s in Civil Engineering. He will be attending the Navy’s Post Graduate School in Monterey, California, […]